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Adieu, Watercolor Thank You!

Do you ever get pulled in by what you want to stamp, when you should actually be doing what you need to stamp?  That's me today.  So, I've decided to just go with it, share it, and get back to the original plan!  LOL    (Yes, I still need to do a few things for tomorrow's class ... and this card is not one of those for class!)  
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I have so many ideas right now... but ... whenever there's a lot of other things happening away from the studio,  it seems like there's a need to rush when I do get the chance to play with inks and rubber.  Simplified?  That's a sure sign that I love what I do!

If you enjoy quick 'n easy thank you cards, here's one for today.  Originally planned for the retiring Watercolor Thank You single stamp, I felt the urge to add in some textured interest with Gorgeous Grunge.  Totally empty space (TES) is still a tricky thing for me, even though I'm working on that a lot this year.  TES and I are trying to build a working relationship, but it is a work in progress.   The golden Hello Honey color is also retiring from our color palette in all forms, so now is the time to finish up collecting favorite In Colors if you haven't done so already.  Once any retiring In Color items are sold out, they are not replenished this close to new catalog arrivals.   Eeeeeeks!    Other retiring items featured today are the Ovals Collection Framelits (another tissue-time item for me).  The printed paper is actually the reverse sign of the acorn paper from last Fall's 'Into the Woods' dsp collection.

Okay ... time for me to get back to class prep and tying up invisible loose ends for that.  It's Friday, Y'all!  Have a wonderful weekend out there!  

Inky (((huggss))),


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Off-Task with No-No Creating!

Have you ever had a short list of things you "need" to do?  My short list was "short" because it actually entails many things for one upcoming event ... next weekend.

Well, distraction happens ... it just does.

I happened to look at the SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC507) yesterday ... and that's where I seriously derailed off the pre-identified task.  The inspiration website was filled with canvas and mixed media creations.  Naturally, I thought that "I" am immune to such inspiration.  Until I saw this creation from Pinterest:


Tex's Reminder / Disclaimer:  I am not a mixed media artist ... I hardly ever even dabble in the genre. I can name amazing friends who can claim this style of art to be their homey place.  But we are not related other than by stampy spirit.   

So I traveled down the "Now you're off-task" road:


No paints.  No fibers.  No embossing paste.  So, this must be no-no mixed media!  On my SCS post I dubbed it as "Faux Mixed Media" ... but No-No is certainly as accurate, don't you think?

It 100% Stampin' Up!  

And this afternoon ... I aim to be actually "on task" for next weekend's Christmas Stamp-A-Stack planning!  

Inky (((hugs))),

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